BUTTERNUTS FOR REXFORD, A Reading and Book Signing


BUTTERNUTS FOR REXFORD A Reading and Book Signing of the new children’s book
Sun December 14, 2008 at 3pm FREE
By Auburn author Tom Adessa

Special guest readers include Gary Finch with raffles for the kids with a portion donated to Literacy Volunteers

The book is written, edited, illustrated, printed and will be distributed by individuals who reside in New York State. This Tom’s first book of a series, the illustrations were done by a 18 year old Senior from Vestal High School, his first book also. The distributor is North Country Books, from Utica, who handle The Adirondack Kids series. Editorial assistance by Robert Comenole of Skaneateles.

When he was 12 years old, author Tom Adessa, of Auburn, found a baby squirrel that had fallen from its nest. He fed it with a doll bottle, according to a veterinarian’s instructions, and hand raised it.

That experience may well have planted the seeds for his first book, a children’s story called “Butternuts for Rexford.”

The book tells the story of a young squirrel that fell from the nest and as a result of the fall is afraid of heights. http://www.syracuse.com/cayuga/index.ssf?/base/news-14/122881650583371.xml&coll=1